Podcast for Social Research, Episode 34: On (Not) Guilty Pleasures
In the 34th episode of the Podcast for Social Research, BISR Core Faculty members Ajay Singh Chaudhary, Suzanne Schneider, and Rebecca Ariel Porte mull the case of the guilty pleasure: what does this phrase mean? What kinds of pleasures (if any) qualify as guilty? What are alternative models for thinking about our conflicted pleasures in cultural objects? How are we to rule on the defendant pleasure: guilty, not guilty, or a plea of no contest? Case studies range from country music to games, glam rock, teen dramas, science fiction, and Romantic poetry.
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Beverly Hills, 90210
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
David Bowie, “Life on Mars”
Bing Crosby, “Dancing under the Stars”
Hedwig and the Angry Inch, “The Origin of Love”
Miranda Lambert, “Automatic”
My So-Called Life
Phish, “Prince Caspian”
Pretty Little Liars
Queen, “Bohemian Rhapsody”
Taylor Swift, “Tim McGraw”
Richard Wagner, Bayreuth